Making Sure You Get Your Fair Share of the Marital Assets
Before you and your spouse can get a divorce in the state of New York, you will need to either negotiate a property settlement or go to court to have your marital assets divided. Often, this turns out to be one of the most stressful and contentious parts of the divorce process.
I am David L. Moreno, a Staten Island property division attorney committed to reducing my clients' stress while actively protecting their interests. If you retain me as your lawyer, my goal will be to make sure you emerge from your divorce with your fair share of the marital assets. I will vigorously pursue your rights and interest.
Understanding the Issues and Pursuing Creative Solutions
Once you have gotten married, most types of assets acquired by either spouse are considered marital property. In a divorce case, the court has the power to distribute this marital property equitably between the two spouses. Common property division issues in divorce cases include:
- If one spouse owned a business prior to the marriage but the value of the business grew during the marriage, is a portion of the business considered marital property?
- If the spouses own a home together and it is not practical to sell it, which spouse gets to live in the home, and will that spouse be required to buy out the other's share?
- If one spouse acquired substantial retirement savings during the marriage, is the other spouse entitled to a share of those savings? If so, how should they be divided?
I am experienced at guiding clients through the process of pursuing practical solutions to these and other difficult issues. In many cases, this can be done through the negotiation of a settlement agreement, but I am also fully prepared to go to court when necessary.
New York Divorce Attorney Handling Asset Division Matters · 347-201-5286
If you are going through a divorce and are concerned about what will happen to your home, your business, your retirement accounts, or any other of your and your spouse's assets, I can help. To schedule a free consultation, please contact my office today at 347-201-5286 or by e-mail.